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( Sep. 19th, 2009 04:40 pm)
This is unlocked because it's another one of my political things that I think everyone needs to see. It needs to be said that we aren't all like this and it needs to be seen that some of us are.

I got this video because of [livejournal.com profile] adjosso. This particular problem is close to my heart. I am, honestly, ashamed to admit that my own godfather is a part of this - a part of this problem. I can hope that I can be part of a solution, though I admit that, talking to him, I often despair of a solution.

Watch the video. Watch the whole thing. See what people are saying. See what people believe - about our country, about our president, about what fascism and socialism are, about their own religion.



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( Feb. 9th, 2009 09:56 am)
Courage Campaign Petition: Tell the Supreme Court to invalidate Prop 8, reject Ken Starr's case, and let loving, committed couples marry. DEADLINE: Valentine's Day

"We, the undersigned, share President Barack Obama's view that "for too long, issues of LGBT rights have been exploited by those seeking to divide us. It's time to move beyond polarization and live up to our founding promise of equality by treating all our citizens with dignity and respect."

Yet, on December 19, 2008, Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund filed legal briefs defending the constitutionality of Prop 8 and seeking to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages conducted between May and November of 2008.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the next 90 days. We, the undersigned, ask that the Court invalidate Prop 8 and recognize the marriage rights of these 18,000 couples -- and all loving, committed couples in California -- under our state's constitution.

As Americans who believe in the rule of law and fundamental civil rights, we know that Ken Starr and the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund's shameful attempt to nullify these unions will not be vindicated in the eyes of history. We know that, ultimately, love will prevail, no matter how hard they try to fight it."

They are trying to force legally married couples to divorce. I don't care what your position on same sex marriage is, these couples married legally under their state law. This is wrong.
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